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2012 Graduate Diploma of Science with Honours(S6X)

Responsible faculty or institute:
Science, Engineering and Technology (principal)
Campus(es) Offered:
Course Duration: Minimum 1 yrs, Maximum 3 yrs.
Course Contact (faculty or school): Faculty of Science, Engineering & Technology (03) 6226 2125


The Graduate Diploma of Science with Honours allows non-science graduates to obtain the necessary prerequisites for higher degrees in Science. It is offered by all the Science schools of the Faculty.

Admission & Prerequisites

A graduate who does not hold a Science degree may be accepted as a candidate for a Graduate Diploma with Honours provided that the candidate's preparation for the course is adequate.

Course Objectives

The course aims to provide:

  • advanced training in the area of study chosen, and
  • the opportunity for training in research, to prepare candidates for further research study and employmnet in research organisations.

Career Outcomes

Graduates of the Graduate Diploma of Science with Honours will be competitive for professional careers in their area of specialisation. Employment opportunities also exist in more general areas as detailed in the career outcomes section of the Bachelor of Science which provides references to the individual discipline entries where these expected outcomes are specified.

Professional Recognition

Depending on the area of specialisation, graduates may be eligible for membership of a number of professional organisations.

Miscellaneous Information

Honours may be undertaken in the following areas:

Biochemistry (for details see CBA420/CBA421)

Botany (for details see KPA407)

Chemistry (for details see KRA407)

Computer Science (for details see KXA480)

Economic Geology (for details see KEA452)

Genetics (for details see KPA430)

Geochemistry (for details see KEA442)

Geography & Environmental Studies (for details see KGA447)

Geology (for details see KEA416)

Geophysics (for details see KEA422)

Mathematics (for details see KMA408)

Microbiology (for details see KLA422)

Pathology (for details see CJA424/CJA425)

Physics (for details see KYA412)

Physiology (for details see CHP420/CHP421)

Regional Resource Management (for details see KAA400)

Zoology (for details see KZA407)

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